Rest and recuperation are vital for your health, which is why you need to make getting plenty of sleep a priority. The fact is that when it comes to sleeping soundly, it isn’t always easy to get a good night’s sleep – sometimes it can be a total and complete nightmare because for some reason you just can’t seem to drift off.
If you aren’t careful, insomnia can become a habit and can have a huge impact on your health and wellbeing. (Did you know sleep impacts everything, from your metabolism to your immune system?) So if you notice that you aren’t sleeping as soundly as you used to, then it’s time to do something about it. With the question being, what can you do to sleep more soundly every single night without fail?
Relax before bed
Climbing into bed feeling wound up won’t help you to get a good night’s sleep, if anything it will make falling asleep even harder. Never get into bed when you feel stressed, instead take the time to relax and unwind, and you are sure to sleep better because of it.
Implement a bedtime routine that is there to help you sleep more soundly. Begin by relaxing in a warm bath – adding lavender oil can help to make relaxing easier, as can lighting lavender scented candles. After your bath, get changed into your pyjamas. Then, make yourself a soothing cup of warm milk – adding a touch of cinnamon can help to make you feel more relaxed. Not a fan of milk? How about a herbal tea?
By the time you’ve finished your pre-bedtime routine, you should be feeling wonderfully relaxed, soothed, and ready for sleep.
Did you know that the blue light that smart devices, TVs and computers give off can impact your brain, making it harder for you to shut down at the end of a long day? That’s why it is a good idea to power down all your technology an hour before you plan on going to bed, to give your mind time to power down.
When using smart devices or TVs during the day, wear blue light filtering glasses or download blue light filters. That way you won’t be exposed to the blue light that these pieces of technology create.
Invest in a sleep sound machine
For anyone who struggles to fall asleep and sleep soundly throughout the night, a sleep sound machine can be a fantastic investment to make. If you find that you awaken during the night due to any small sound, then a sleep machine could help you to get a better night’s uninterrupted sleep.
While sleep sound machines can be expensive to buy, they don’t have to be, some of the cheapest sleep sound machines are also some of the best ones. The important thing when selecting a sleep sound machine is to pick one that offers the kind of ‘white noise’ that helps you to drift off and sleep soundly. Whether that’s the sounds of the ocean or jungle noises, it doesn’t matter, all that matters is the sound that you pick helps you to sleep.
A sleep sound machine can give you the peace that you need to prevent you from being disturbed at night, by helping your brain to block out noises and disturbances.
Give the above tips a try, and you are sure to get a better night’s sleep.